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All About Peaches

Sweet, juicy, eat-’em-over-the-sink peaches — they’re nature’s reward for enduring the summer’s heat. And they’re worth the wait! Here are the peachy facts on the ultimate summer fruit, including how to choose and store peaches, and some delicious recipes to use them up.

How to Eat Garden to Table

Eat fresh from your own backyard! The words “garden fresh” appear on food labels and menus for a reason: There’s nothing more appealing than the idea that the produce you eat (and feed your family) was just picked from your garden. Here's how to put your (or someone else's) garden to good use in the kitchen.

The 10 Best Apples for Baking

Don't leave your apple selection to chance for your next baking adventure. Here are the 10 best apples for baking, sure to hold up to the heat of your oven.


Tips

Splash-Free Cherry Pitting

When pitting cherries with a handheld pitter, the juice usually splatters everywhere— especially on your apron and clothes, potentially staining them. Here's a less-mess way to pit cherries.

How to Roast Cherry Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes are expensive, so if they’re a little past their prime (a bit wrinkled), don’t throw them away — roast them. Here's an easy way to do it.

How to Cut a Pineapple

Pineapple is one of the more difficult fruits to cut, because it's large, has a spiky skin and those prickly "eyes" inside the fruit once you've cut it. Here’s a way to peel pineapple with as little waste as possible and get the added bonus of decorative slices.

How to Keep Berries from Sinking in Muffins

Banish those heavy-bottomed, soggy blueberry muffins for good with this simple trick to keep berries from sinking in muffins.

An Easy Way to Test Avocados for Ripeness

Ever cut into an avocado that felt ripe to the touch, only to discover that it wasn’t? Here’s an easy way to test your avocado for ripeness without cutting up the fruit.

How to Freeze Bananas—For Smoothies & Baking

Don't toss those overripe bananas! Throw them in the freezer instead so you always have ripe bananas on hand for baking or smoothies. Use this simple tip for a less-mess, faster way to freeze and thaw bananas.

How to Juice Key Limes

Use this helpful tip for how to juice key limes next time you plan to make a pie! Key limes are smaller in size and firmer than regular limes, making them harder to juice, but not any longer with this helpful kitchen tip.

Hulling Strawberries

How to Prevent Apples From Browning

Prevent cut apples from turning brown with this simple tip.

Healthy Popsicles

With this simple tip, have healthy treats on hand at all times for when your sweet tooth hits!

How to Make Candied Cranberries

Candied cranberries make a festive garnish to holiday dishes this time of year. Best of all, it's simple to do!

How To Seed Squash

Seeding squash can be a messy task. Not anymore with this quick tip that uses a unique kitchen tool.


How-To's

Learn All About Indirect Grilling

What is indirect grilling? It's bascially a technique that turns your grill into an outdoor oven so you can cook big items, like whole chickens, pork loins, pizzas, etc. So the next time you fire up the grill, follow these four simple steps, and take the indirect route to perfectly cooked meats, vegetables, and more.


Recipes

Grilled Peaches with raspberry vinaigrette

This salad of grilled peaches and raspberry is made to tame the rich, Brazilian-inspired spicy heat of our Grilled Flap Steak.

Raspberry Trifles with lemon cream

With a strikingly beautiful presentation and an equally delectable taste, these Raspberry Trifles do right by the tiny, yet mighty, berries. A luscious homemade lemon cream boosts the raspberry flavor and adds a bit of brightness, while layers of purchased pound cake keep things easy. A fresh raspberry sauce ensures there’s raspberry flavor in every layer, bright green pistachios offer a salty crunch, and a few fresh raspberries sprinkled over the top add even more color to an already stunni…

Dutch Apple Pie

Pie is a must-have when it comes to apples. And this sweet and streusely Dutch Apple Pie is the perfect fall dessert, especially if you love crumb toppings — the streusel serves as both the top and bottom crusts.

With an oatmeal cookie-like topping and sweet-tart apple filling, this is sure to become a family favorite.

Cranberry-Orange Granola

Get your morning going with a granola filled with tiny bites of sweet-tart dried cranberries, crisp coconut, citrusy orange marmalade, and a sprinkling of warm spices. It tastes divine served with creamy vanilla yogurt and fresh raspberries.

Strawberry & Coconut Trifles with Rum-Dipped Wafers

These fruit desserts look like they take a lot of time and effort, but luckily they come together in a snap. These strawberry trifles are full of flavor and textures, making them a satisfying after-dinner treat.

Mini Peach Pies with Cinnamon Roll Crusts

The worst thing about desserts is waiting for them to bake or cool. But these treats come together so quickly, you won’t have to wait long. The neat thing about these Mini Peach Pies is they transform breakfast staples (store-bought cinnamon rolls) into to-die-for desserts — pretty sweet!

Classic Fruit Salad

Customize this quick and classic fruit salad by adding any seasonal fruits of your choice.

Grilled Fruit Salad with Grilled Pound Cake

No gathering is complete without some sort of fruit salad. But for this one, put your grill to work. With the sweet-and-sour honey-lime dressing, this will be a real crowd-pleaser. And, forget the marshmallows and coconut. Serve this fruit salad over grilled pound cake for something that’s akin to a fruit panzanella or grilled fruit shortcake. No matter what you call it, you won’t be able to put your fork down.

Beet & Blueberry Fruit Salad

Beets have an earthy quality to them, but roasting them and adding blueberries to the mix brings out their natural sweetness. Fresh mint, toasted walnuts, a lively lemon-ginger vinaigrette, and goat cheese take this “fruit salad” to new heights.

Blackberry Lemon Cake with White Chocolate and Olive Oil

What better way to gather ‘round a table than with desserts?! This Bundt cake pairs the classic fruit flavorings of blackberry and lemon for an easy make-ahead summer dessert.

This recipe was reprinted from Let's …

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pie with Toasted Almond Crumble

What better way to gather ‘round a table than with desserts?! This Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pie with toasted almond crumble is the perfect make-ahead summer dessert. It features a shortcut version of lemon ice cream, raspberry ripple, and toasted almond crust and crumble on top.

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Strawberry & Pineapple Trifles with Amaretto & Vanilla Yogurt

The creamy dreaminess in these healthy trifles comes from vanilla yogurt, which pairs delightfully with amaretto- and lemon-soaked fruit. And almonds add crunch.